February 4, 2002

Volume 98, Issue 42

Stories from the February 4, 2002 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

Forum:Blame Enron, not free market

The collapse of Enron, the nation’s seventh largest corporation, has left many of us stunned. Say what you will about the implications for business professionals already out in the world, but Enron’s demise also matters to those of us about to enter the workforce. We must ask ourselves if we will fall prey to the […]

GW’s liability

I know there have been many editorials and articles written about the stolen musical instruments, but it continues to infuriate me every time I read an article concerning GW’s ignorance. According to the Jan. 31 issue of The Hatchet, no waivers were given to students to sign. Therefore, there was no communication between GW and […]

Forum:Corporate greed does it again

With graduation around the corner, I constantly find myself in whimsical dialogues about career plans. Combined with the usual comments concerning the abysmal state of the job market, one pattern is certainly clear – a great number of my friends intend to enter America’s corporate sector. Many students have spent their undergraduate tenure training under […]

Inside Our Pages: Applauding change, encouraging more

GW students can feel that something is changing at GW. Perhaps that feeling is what led some of us to come here in the first place, while others are slowly catching on. It started on campus with new sitting areas, food options and an improved workout facility. It spread to events geared more toward students […]

Column:GW’s 21st century version of The Breakfast Club

As I sit here in Kogan Plaza on this fine, sunny January afternoon, I find myself confused. This confusion stems from two sources, but at the moment they seem to be fused into one big blur. The sun is shinning, it is 70 degrees out and I’m drinking lemonade. The issue arises in the date […]

GW logo gets makeover

GW will get a new look for George Washington’s birthday that administrators hope will unify the image of different campus departments and reproduce more readily for advertising. Featuring a portrait of the University’s namesake, the new logo will be unveiled at a ceremony Feb. 22. It has already appeared on some advertisements and promotional material. […]

D.C. gets anti-terror aid

Speaking at the GW Hospital Thursday, U.S. Health and Human Services Secretary Tommy Thompson announced an increase in $1.1 billion in federal funds to help states become better prepared for bioterrorism. “This is the largest one-time investment in national public health ever,” Thompson said, drawing applause. Local and national media crowded the lobby for Thompson’s […]

Students debate role at GW

Tensions ran high at a Black Student Union town-hall meeting Thursday night as students gathered in the Marvin Center to discuss the quality of black student life at GW and the role of black and other minority organizations on campus. Many students at the meeting said there is room for improvement among black organizations and […]

Graduate classes move to 17th street classrooms

Classes began last week in a newly-leased GW building on 17th Street across from the Old Executive Building. Fourteen classrooms at 1776 G St. will host GW engineering classes for seven to 10 years, according to a deal the University negotiated with the Hines Company. The Engineering Management and Systems Engineering Department, a graduate-level studies […]

Former Ethiopia ambassador urges caution

Former U.S. ambassador David Shinn warned against U.S. military action in Somalia in the wake of Sept. 11 in an Elliott School lecture Jan. 29. Shinn addressed recent media speculation that Somalia is set to become the next American target in the war on terrorism to about 50 people, including students and former diplomats, in […]